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"The Buddha Prince" is a play celebrating the extraordinary life and teachings of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, created for a diverse audience, of all ages. It shares the story of his early life in a free Tibet and his subsequent escape into India. Narrated with excerpts from the Dalai Lama's own teachings and autobiographies, "The Buddha Prince" offers a very personal point of view into his coming of age, the difficulties he experienced, the precious lessons, and the tremendous sadness he absorbed for his people.

"The Buddha Prince" was created to be performed outdoors as a 'walking play,' taking the audience on a journey through the natural environment with the scenes unfolding around them. Drawing from both eastern and western artistic traditions, a diverse cast of physical actors, dancers and musicians tells the story with song, dance, mask, puppetry, clown, traditional Tibetan and home-spun musical instruments.

In this hour Angela chats with Tim Meyers who is the New York City liaison for the Central Park leg of the production. Tim talks about the evolution of the production from a children's play to a presentation that now tours around the United States and about his personal views of the teachings of the Dalai Lama. The music in today's show comes from a diverse group of popular artists whose tracks were complied for the CD entitled "Songs for Tibet."

This is the second part of a two part presentation.


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